The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Corporate Bonds

Corporate bonds are perhaps not the most exciting investment opportunity available (see: how to invest in land or investing in commodities). This guide to investing in corporate bonds will explain why corporate bonds are nevertheless one of the most popular types of investments. For armchair investors to pension managers; the corporate bond has been generating income for investment portfolios for …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Land

There are 149 million square kilometres of land on this planet. That’s 20,000 square metres per person. Do you personally own your fair share? I have created the ultimate guide on how to invest in land to help spread useful information about this well-known but rarely-used asset class. Investments in land can be lucrative, but you will generate those returns …

A Comprehensive List of Commodities to Invest in

To support my ultimate guide on how to invest in commodities, I’ve pulled together the following comprehensive list of commodities. I’m not declaring these commodities are all safe investments. Rather, this list should simply give you an idea of the vast range of metals, foods and resources which are traded around the world. This is an up-to-date list of the …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Commodities

Commodities are perhaps the most exclusive investments included in amateur portfolios. Opportunities can be notoriously difficult to find. But there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. This ultimate guide on how to invest in commodities will set out every method that investors use to access this exotic asset class. What’s in this guide? What are commodities? Unlike …

How do Structured Products Work? Revealing the Magic Behind ‘Structured Products’

Structured products are like mythical creatures. You might be wondering, ‘How do structured products work?’ Many investors have never seen or even heard of them. Yet many folks do have a significant lump sum invested in a structured product. Structured products have some eye-grabbing headlines. Some offer returns exceeding 10% per year. Others offer stock-market style returns with capital protection. …

Investing in Peer to Peer Lending Platforms

Peer to Peer lending (P2P), is a new form of investment which appeared one decade ago. The return on investment falls somewhere in between bank interest account and the returns from investing in shares on the stock market. Unlike bank accounts, the FSCS £85,000 compensation scheme does not generally cover peer to peer lending investments. Some investors see peer to …

What is an IPO (Initial Public Offering) and how to invest in one

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are milestones in the stock market calendar. An IPO is where a company gives the public an opportunity to buy shares in the company for the first time. This article will introduce you to initial public offerings and explain how to invest in an IPO. Also, we will highlight some common pitfalls for IPO investors. What …

Is Bitcoin the Investment of the Future?

This article is designed to answer the question – is Bitcoin a good investment? We’ll begin with an overview of the technology, then weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of owning cryptocurrency, What is Bitcoin and how does it work? A digital currency which runs on a technology called blockchain. Its symbol is BTC. Bitcoin is actually one of many …

How to Invest in Property

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how invest in property. In this article we will delve into property as an asset class, and debunk several myths. We will also explore six different methods you can use to invest. Property, also known as real estate, could be a valuable addition to an investment portfolio. Property complements the ‘balanced’ and ‘adventurous’ risk …

Investing in Emerging Markets

Are you curious about investing in emerging markets? In our article ‘How to build a basic investment portfolio‘ we suggested that investors with an ‘adventurous’ or ‘balanced’ risk profile should consider including these exotic investments in their portfolio. What are Emerging Markets? Emerging markets are the stock, bond and property markets of rapidly developing economies. MSCI, a leading index company, …